Alkaline Diet – A random find

I was having a clear out yesterday and came across a folder that belonged to the previous owners and found a random print out of details for an alkaline diet – how random!  The content is set out very clearly and fortunately the website address was noted on the bottom of the page so I thought I would share it with you.

It sets out a good list of alkalising vs acidifying foods which is super helpful and an easy reference.  It also has a good index at the bottom of the page that provides some more interesting details on the affects of the foods.

Check out the website here:  http://rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm

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New Habit Alert!

Every habit starts slowly and gradually and before you know you have the habit, the habit has you”  Zig Ziglar.

HABITS HEALTHBEAT

Source and more info: http://blog.addapp.io/hacking-habits-make-new-habits-stick/

We all know that Rome wasn’t built in a day – and I won’t become healthy immediately with a complete lifestyle change today but I’m slowly introducing new habits into my life.

Habit 1: Every morning I have and will have one full glass of water when I wake up.

In reading various articles I picked up somewhere along the way something that stuck with me – how much water we must lose during our sleep just through breathing.  It got me thinking about my morning routine which used to involve having a cup of tea once awake and then coffee thereafter – when did I even start to hydrate?  Maybe that would explain the headaches I used to get or sluggish feeling.  So now I down a glass of water as soon as I wake up and try to keep having glasses of water throughout the day.  After having done this for a few days or more now I am actually craving the glass of water when I wake up and needing the top ups throughout the day!

To make up for my lapse over the weekend I have ensured I have eaten well today.  I even made my very first smoothie (photo on instagram) of leek, spinach, cucumber, carrot, avocado and matcha powder.  I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t the most amazing thing I’ve ever tasted but it wasn’t that bad either – I think I will need to work on it a bit more (a lot more!), perhaps find sweeter options.  To be honest I wasn’t planning on making a smoothie so I had just grabbed what I had in the fridge and threw it in the blender…I’m not highly recommending this recipe haha

Using Instagram to post photos has helped keep me motivated as well as gain inspiration from others who are on the same journey – it is definitely important that when considering making changes in your life that you find like-minded people who will encourage and support you it makes a huge impact to your motivation that day!

So, what’s going to be your new habit?

I’m not perfect.

And I’m not afraid to admit that I’m not perfect. Who would want to be. I am human and last night I went out and had a few cocktails and shots…needless to say I am feeling utterly terrible today – I decided against my better judgement to have junk food to soak up the alcohol in my system but to be honest with you the only thing that is making any difference to how I am feeling is good old fashioned water…

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and a lot of it! I guess that’s my body’s way if telling me what works and what doesn’t hey?!

Do post comments if you know what foods work best to help with a hangover so next time I lean for the take-out menu I can check in and find an alternative. Of course there’s always not drinking at all but I doubt that will happen immediately.

Any advice gratefully received!